PESHAWAR: The provincial food department arrested 12 hotel owners for overcharging, selling contaminated food and poor cleanliness condition during separate actions on Wednesday.

Headed by assistant food controller, the food department teams checked quality of food and rates at hotels established along National Highways and Motorways.

The food department arrested 12 hotel owners for selling the food items on much high rates, selling contaminated food and poor cleanliness arrangement in kitchens.